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The Start of Something Good? Glock 19 Deadpool Slide and Barrels...

Discussion in 'The Workbench: Builds And Modifications' started by Bobster, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    The Start of Something Good? Glock 19 Deadpool Slide and Barrels...

    Picked these up locally for $250 last Saturday. I found them on a "local" guntrader website. I limit my search to 20 miles and guy was just around the corner and I was the first lucky contestant. :) He was firm on the price as he should be for factory parts. He updated his pistol to compensated slide and barrel. His frame and slide are Gen 4 G19. Pics are sellers and his gun before and after... I didn't make the connection with Deadpool and asked him if he liked Mexican food... :D Those are older Trijicons at about 50% left. I promptly sold the spare barrel on debay for $133.33 BIN shipped and will probably clear about $110 after fees. So the slide and matching barrel now stand me $140. :D

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    A little research and a little more money and I've got a FDE PF940C 80% frame, US-made/OEM parts kit and US-made/OEM slide parts kit on the way from California where ironically, I don't think 80% frames are on the "approved" list nor "legal" (unless serialized?)... :rolleyes: $203 to my door which I suppose is not bad even though bare 80% frames were going for $60-$70 on sale before the panic hit a year and a half ago. :(

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    A minor issue is that is that PF940C takes Gen 3 Glock parts and the Gen 3 and Gen 4 slides ARE different. Barrels are interchangeable as are the most of the parts except the recoil spring... To use a Gen 4 slide/recoil spring/rod in a Gen 3, the spring channel needs to be enlarged but the more simple solution is to use an adapter bushing (ordered, $10 from debay) with a Gen 3 spring/SS rod which happen to be included in the kit I ordered. As the pic shows, the Gen 3 spring and spring channel in the frame are narrower. The 2-stage spring was incorporated into the Gen 4 to solve a frame cracking issue with the Gen 3 and earlier when used with .40S&W.

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    The main quandary I face is that the bottom of the Gen 4 slide is wider than the dust cover of the Gen 3 and PF940C frames so some relieving will have to be done. There are videos on gootoob showing it done with pistol working perfectly afterwards.

    I'm tempted to just sell the Deadpool slide and barrel on debay. I could probably get a quick and easy $400, maybe more if I include the sights. After profit, then after buying an aftermarket slide and barrel for under $200 shipped, that would put my cost on a complete (w/o mag) PF940C at $150! :D What do you'all think I should do? I should note that the "CHIMICHANGA"s on the slide are ETCHED in, so no easy re-cerakoting... :(

    PS: this LINK is where I got my parts, US Patriot Armory in Apple Valley, CA.

    PPS: even if you bought the parts kits and aftermarket barrel and slide without your own parts, you'd be paying under $400 for a PF940C 80% Glock 19 clone... :)
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  2. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I have no advice to offer you, my friend. I have only shot factory basic stock GLOCK guns and I never have gotten around to futzing with them, as fun as that sounds. :)
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  3. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    But your sig line says "GLOCK Certified Armorer"? What gives? ;)
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    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Just a tease for now... ;) I hope to get to the range this weekend for testing. I'll update with build pics once I get around to editing them. The color looks weird because of the camera and lighting. Yes, the slide and frame colors do not match perfectly--the frame has more of a red/brown tint to it. The frame hardware kit I received with the frame had all the "goodies" a growing boy could want: extended slide release, extended take-down latch, smooth trigger face and extended mag release. I'm not a fan of extended mag releases for carry guns but I haven't decided which role this gun is going to play--have to see how it does at the range. I'm not sure if the connector is "lighter"--I have yet to check the trigger pull. The slide parts kit came with a SS guide rod and yes, that is a threaded barrel! :D I swapped the Trijicon tritium sights over from the Deadpool slide with a $20 3D-printed tool off debay. That is a MagPul magazine of which I have several.

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  5. TheRude1

    TheRude1 .270 WIN

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    Like that 2 tone grey !!
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  6. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Sorry to disappoint but it is FDE. ;) Or are you viewing on a black and white monitor? :D Camera and lighting made it look weird... :( The pic below looks better but yes, the FDE is a little mis-matched.

    Took my dot and her BF to the range Sunday. Put about 100 rounds through it with the only issue being my dot limp-wristed a couple times, keeping it from fully going into battery but quickly remedied by a bump forward on the back of the slide with her palm. The slide to barrel lockup is still a little tight probably due to the cerakote... Accuracy was good and I shot a few very tight groups.

    Those are the guns I brought and my dot's BF brought HIS Heritage RR and Marlin 60 as well as plenty of ammo... :)

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  7. TheRude1

    TheRude1 .270 WIN

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    Nope in color, in the first pic is looks grey to me, in the second pic a copper color with a slight color difference. And my eyes have a few miles on them sooooo.

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